Week 16 of the Bundesliga this year is going to feature one of the most anticipated matches of the season. League leaders Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig will face each other on the 21st of December with Bayern being the odds on favourite to win. Both teams have managed to rack up 36 points so far this season with identical 11-3-1 records. It would be nice to have some history between these two teams to give us an idea of which one has the historical advantage, but this will mark the first time that these two teams have ever faced each other. Bayern gets the mark of favourite here for a few reasons though. They have scored more goals than Leipzig and allowed fewer from their opponents. There isn’t a wide margin between them in that category, but Bayern still gets the edge. They also get an extra boost from having Robert Lewandowski on their side, the leagues second highest scorer as of last week. Continue reading
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The Champions League is now entering their elimination stages and the round of 16 draw results have come in. The round of 16 matches will get underway on February 14th, 2017 with PSG facing Barcelona and Benfica facing Dortmund. Below you will find a listing of all of the Champions League round of 16 games as well as previews for each one.
Manchester City vs. AS Monaco
Manchester City is heavily favoured over Monaco in the outright winner odds for the 2016/2017 Champions League, but Monaco might turn out to be a stiffer test for Manchester than they would have hoped for going into this first elimination round. Monaco won more games than Manchester during the group stage of the competition and nearly matched them in goal scoring. These two teams have played twice previously, drawing both matches. Continue reading